One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. A center of the region’s politics and culture, this metropolis is also associated with Ancient Egypt due to its close proximity to the Pyramids of Giza. It offers a rich history as many Islamic and Coptic sites are preserved in Old Cairo.
The Giza Pyramid Complex
The complex is comprised of the three main pyramids (the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops, the Pyramid of Khafre or Chephren, and the Pyramid of Menkaure or Mycerinus), the Great Sphinx, many Queens Pyramids and Nobles Tombs, and the Solar Barque Museum.
The Great Pyramid is the oldest and only remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramid is thought to have been built as a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu, but the technique in which it was built is still being debated. Most likely, stones were taken from a quarry and moved into place. The blocks of stone fit together with extreme precision.
The Great Sphinx is the largest monolith statue in the world. This statue of a lion s body and human head is also the oldest monumental sculpture. The identity of the Sphinx s face and the creator of the statue is still under debate.
This museum is home to an incredible collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. On display are treasures of King Tutankhamen, coins and papyrus, statues, tables, and many mummies.
This television tower stands at 614 ft and is a famous landmark in Cairo. Enjoy a 360 degree view of the city from its observation deck or the rotating restaurant.
Based on your interest, we suggest the following tour packages which will provide you with the greatest enjoyment